I agree with @Zhyan. You should get all the rewards of what’s below you starting from the beginning and have to work to get the ones above you. The rewards going up the ladder are better than what you can win after 2 weeks of grinding. Additionally season 1 proved that the ladder needs to go MUCH MUCH higher than 5000.
The ladder rewards are what justify spending runes to buy energy. Figure out how to improve it.
You guys need to fix those 2 things ASAP.
Lastly, the algorithm for matching needs to be completely tweaked. I don’t care if I play the same 50 actual players 200x/day. But what shouldn’t happen is I play 99% bots and not have a chance to beat actual players and knock them down the ladder. I mean something a little more statistically in line, like 75/25 at least or maybe even 50/50.
You had a two weeks to assess. Time to make changes.